March 1, 2020

First Sunday in Lent (Year A)

The season of Lent, a somber season, begins this week in the Christian Church. But because Lent's destination is Easter, music and singing don't go away. You can hear and appreciate Lenten music on the next Sing For Joy.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
  • (PS) Psalm 32
  • (2R) Romans 5:12-19
  • (G) Matthew 4:1-11

Forty Days and Forty Nights (HEINLEIN)Martin Herbst / Francis Pott, lyricist (G)
Cantus Choro / Norman Kaye, accompanist / Peter Chapman
(CD) Hymns for All Seasons, Vol. 2 / MOVE RECORDS / MD 3062
© 1987 Move Records, 10 Glen Drive Eaglemont 3084, Victoria, Australia

For God Commanded Angels to Watch Over YouFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Kenneth Jennings, arranger / Kenneth Jennings, translator (G)
The St. Olaf Choir: Northfield, MN / Anton Armstrong
(CD) Advance Australia Fair / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-2173
© 1997 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

May the Angels of God Watch Over YouWilliam Bradley Roberts / Shannon Sherwood Johnston, lyricist (G)
Choir of St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square: Washington, DC / John Hutto
(CD) New American Choral Music Series: William Bradley Roberts / GOTHIC / G-49286
© 2013 Gothic, Gothic Records, Inc. P.O. Box 414, Orcas, WA, 98280, USA

Messiah: Since by Man Came DeathGeorge Frideric Handel (G)
Taverner Choir / The Taverner Players, ensemble / Andrew Parrott
(CD) Handel: Messiah / VIRGIN VERITAS / 7243 5 61330 2 0
© 1996 Virgin Veritas, Capitol EMI, Inc. Hollywood and Vine Streets, Hollywood, CA, USA

Jesus Walked This Lonesome ValleyAfrican American Spiritual / William L. Dawson, arranger (G)
Iepers Kamerkoor / Jeanette Thompson, soprano / David Miller, accompanist / Dirk Coutigny
(CD) Negro Spirituals / PAVANE RECORDS / ADW 7267
© 1992 Pavane Records, 17, Ravenstein Str., B-1000, Brussels, Belgium

In the Midst of New Dimensions (NEW DIMENSIONS)Julian Rush / Julian Rush, lyricist / Jeremy J. Bankson, arranger (G)
Plymouth Choir, First-Plymouth Congregational Church: Lincoln, NE / Plymouth Brass, First-Plymouth Congregational Church: Lincoln, NE, ensemble / Jeremy J. Bankson / Tom Trenney
(CD) Hymns from First-Plymouth / PRO ORGANO / CD 7260
© 2013 Pro Organo, P.O. Box 8338, South Bend, IN, 46660-8338, USA